Decolonizing the Digital Humanities: Indigenous Arts, Histories, and Knowledges from the Material to the Screen

Please join us from April 5-6 for a symposium with Indigenous artists and digital humanities (DH) practitioners, "Decolonizing the Digital Humanities: Indigenous Arts, Histories, and Knowledges from the Material to the Screen."

Click here for program information. All events are free and open to the public.

Invited guests include Maria José Afanador-Llach (Facultad de Historia, Universidad de los Andes), Amalia Córdova (Latinx Curator for Digital and Emerging Media and Chair of Cultural Research and Education at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution), Élika Ortega Guzmán (Department of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies, Northeastern University y Red de Humanidades Digitales), Kasey Keeler (Potawatomi/Tuolumne Me-Wuk Nation, Department of American Indian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison), Kent Morris (Barkindji Artist and Curator; CEO The Torch, Indigenous Arts in Prisons and Community Program, and Kluge-Ruhe Artist in Residence, Spring 2019), and Janet Chávez Santiago (Zapotec Weaver and Language Activist, Fe y Lola Textile Studio ).

The keynote address will be delivered by Margaret M. Bruchac (Department of Anthropology and Coordinator of Native American and Indigenous Studies, University of Pennsylvania) in the Rotunda, from 5:00-6:30 pm on April 5. A reception will follow the keynote address.

This symposium is sponsored by the Page-Barbour Fund for Interdisciplinary Scholarship, Institute of Humanities and Global Cultures, Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation, McIntire Department of Art, and Center for the Americas/Centro de las Américas. The event recognizes the place of Indigenous scholars and Indigenous studies at UVa, and UNESCO's declaration of 2019 to be the Year of Indigenous Languages.

For more information, please contact the organizers, Allison Bigelow (Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese) or Douglas Fordham (Art History). John Unsworth (UVa Library), Karenne Wood (Monacan Nation, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities), Amanda Wagstaff (Mellon Indigenous Arts Iniative), Henry Skerrit (Mellon Indigenous Arts Iniative), and Adriana Greci Green (Fralin Museum of Art/Mellon Indigenous Arts Iniative) serve on the program committee.


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Friday, April 5, 2019 9:30 AM to Saturday, April 6, 2019 2:00 PM